July 8, 2015
We launched the Summer Reading Challenge in our special Reading Focus worship on Monday, this years theme is Record Breakers!
To launch our challenge we decided to try and become Record Breakers by attempting the World Record for sorting skittles into colours using chopsticks which proved more difficult than it looked. The Year 3 and 4 children represented each of the houses in a contest to see who could complete the challenge in the fastest time.
In the end the children had to use their fingers as we had long passed the World Record time of 31.1 seconds.
We decided to try and break a school record instead of the number of children to complete the challenge, last year it was 94 and we hope to get at least 150 children to finish.
To take part the children just need to visit Whitchurch Library from the 11th July to sign up and read 6 books over the summer holidays. They will then receive special stickers, a chart and on completion a certificate and a medal. If you’re child is not already a member it’s free to join. You can watch the trailer below to find out more.
We look forward to seeing the children with their certificates and medals after the school holidays.
July 8, 2015
It was our last book group session on Monster and Chips and it was time for the reviews. The children where asked to rate the book out of 5 and they gave it 6 stars overall, which means they must have really enjoyed it.
Here are some of the illustrations they drew of Fuzzby the owner of the Monster Diner.
The children were very excited to learn there are two more books in the Monster and Chips series so we will have to get them in the school library.
The Year 4 children are currently doing Comic making as part of their mini topic so we made mini comic strips of the book. We’ve had a great time in our book group this term, lots of reading needed over the summer holidays to choose the books for next year.
July 3, 2015
We had a fantastic Alice in Wonderland week in school with lots of fun activities and reading sessions. The Library went on tour and Alice visited every class and told her traditional tale to celebrate 150 years of Alice in Wonderland.
We shared different versions of Alice in Wonderland including the beautifully illustrated books by Emma Chichester Clark. The story has such a wide appeal that it was able to engage children from Year R to Year 6, with everyone agreeing it was a truly nonsense story.
Each of the classes were given a character to design and decorate to create a display in the library, turning it into our very own school Wonderland.
I’m sure you will agree they did an amazing job! A big thank you to Miss Prouten and Mrs Knight for helping with preparing all the artwork.